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Worry or Anxiety – Part 1

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It’s a good thing that almost all of us worry. Think of worry as a built-in alarm device. When it is used wisely, it alerts us to danger and prompts us to navigate our way through a maze of solutions to life’s various problems. We need to think through our options when we are faced with problems, weighing the benefits …

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Couples Therapy

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Signs that your marriage may need help – Are constantly fighting without aiming to find resolutions? – Are you feeling disconnected, shut down or lonely? – Are you totally passive about your sex life? – Are you frequently feeling insecure, clingy or jealous of your partner? – Are you unable to move from past wounds from previous relationships? – Are …

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Depression & Therapy

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Recent research shows that depression is far more of a social problem than a biological condition. The rapid rise of depression sufferers can be explained by the family, and the social environment. Unfortunately it doesn’t just affect one member of the family and then stay contained within him or her. Depression affects others through relationships. It wreaks havoc and destruction …

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Improving Your Relationship – Part 6

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Ask Your Partner to Help You Solve Your Problem Rather than blaming your partner and creating an air of defensiveness, try reframing the problem. Make it clear that you are the one having the difficulty, and ask for your partner’s help in solving your problem. For example, instead of blaming your partner for spending too much money, it might be …

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Improving Your Relationship – Part 5

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COUPLES & CONFLICT RESOLUTION Relax Your Definitions of the Power Struggle When we are involved in a relationship conflict we often resort to all-or-nothing thinking, and it is difficult to think outside of this box – “I am right and my partner is wrong.” The more you insist on your point of view, the more your partner defends his or …

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Improving Your Relationship – Part 4

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Do the Exact Opposite of What You Have Been Doing Each partner in a relationship plays a role. It is important to identify the role that each of you plays and then try to make a change. One way of accomplishing this is to identify your role and then do the exact opposite. This takes courage, because of fear that …

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Improve Your Relationship – Part 3

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Take Care of Your Own Needs We often look to our partner to provide for our needs, and this can be a big mistake. People, whether they are in a relationship or not, need to function in a whole and complete manner. The best relationships are generally those in which two healthy and fully functioning adults come together and enhance …

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Improve Your Relationship – Part 2

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TAKING A LOOK AT YOURSELF Working alone on a relationship problem can mean that you have to take a look at your own issues and your contribution to the difficulties with your partner. While this challenge is not always easy, the payoff in terms of your own emotional wellness can be enormous, both for your own future personal happiness and …

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Improving Your Relationship – Part 1

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You Can Create a Successful Relationship Conflicts can be expected to arise in even the strongest of relationships. Two people who attempt to create a relationship always bring their own issues, backgrounds, expectations, personalities, and inner difficulties into the interplay that occurs between them. It is not at all unusual that the two people might find themselves, at times, in …

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Steps To Work On Your Marriage

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– Identify the complaints or dissatisfactions that one or both of you are experiencing Communicating and beginning to develop a strategy for making changes is the first step to improving your marriage. Sometimes just acknowledging the problems in your relationship can change the tone of the relationship, even before you make changes. – Commit to train yourself to make changes …

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